MOTORBIKES: Character building weekend for Andy Reid at Knockhill

Andy Reid in action at Knockhill. INLT 27-902-CON
Andy Reid in action at Knockhill. INLT 27-902-CON

Jordanstown rider Andy Reid may have relinquished the British Supersport Championship lead last weekend in Scotland, but he’s determined to fight back.

Speaking after a character-building weekend at Knockhill, where mechanical gremlins and a huge slice of misfortune only allowed the Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki racer to score eights points, he explained: “All I can say is that Knockhill was a tough weekend for us. An electrical problem in Saturday’s race stopped me from scoring any points. In race two on Sunday we did score points in tough conditions when the main concern was staying upright and we finished eighth.

“Frustratingly, we had good pace in the dry conditions but I feel as if we just lacked the ideal setting in the wet, but that’s Knockhill for you. I’ve made it home in one piece and I am already preparing for Snetterton (July 8-10).

“It’s a small blip that I’m sure we at Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki will put right during round five.”

Knockhill, British Supersport Race 1: Andy Reid [Quattro Plant Cool Kawasaki] 17th

British Supersport Race 2: Winner – Tarran Mackenzie; 2nd – Luke Jones +1.084sec; 3rd – James Westmoreland +5.210sec; 4th – Ben Currie +6.326sec; 5th – Joe Francis +10.484sec; 6th – Luke Hedger +13.486sec; 7th – Andrew Irwin +15.012sec; 8th – Andy Reid +15.565sec.

Championship standings: James Westmoreland 115; Andy Reid 93; Luke Jones 83; Tarran Mackenzie 73; Joe Francis 67; Ben Currie 63.

The fifth round of the British Supersport Championship takes place at Snetterton in Norfolk on July 8-10.